Watermelon Plant, Ali Baba
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Large, light green skinned watermelons with excellent flavor and hard rinds hold up well...
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We have a 6 plant minimum. You can mix and match varieties to meet the minimum.
90 days. OP. Heirloom from Iraq. 15 to 20 lb, apple green with darker green squiggles, oblong melons are produced abundantly on heat and drought tolerant vines. Also produces well in the north if your season is long enough. The flesh is light red, very sweet and juicy, with few seeds. Buy this one for the taste, hard rind that hold up well (not prone to split), vigorousness, and ease of growth in difficult conditions. Grow it again every year to help preserve this heirloom from Iraq, whose heirloom seed supply has been devastated by the U.S. occupation and U.S. agribusiness' (Monsanto & Cargill's) attempt to control Iraq agriculture. Most of Iraq's heirloom varieties have been lost. But, seed from this wonderful watermelon was sent by an Iraq gardener to Jere Gettle, from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.
Our plants are shipped in individual 3" deep pots. They are 6 to 12 inches tall and are ready to be planted out in your garden.
We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep.
We will be shipping through June 9, and still have a good stock of most of our varieties. Within 24 hours of receiving your order, we will e-mail you with a shipping date that we choose based on your last frost date. You are welcome to change the date to any other shipping week from late March through May.